April 6, 2011, ERIE, PA — Yesterday we posted news about an Erie hit and run pedestrian accident at the intersection of East 12th Street and German Street. You can find that post HERE . Today, police released additional details and report that they have spoken with a woman who claims to have been the driver involved in the accident.
According to police, the victim in the accident is Trey Moffett, 18, of the 200 block of East Seventh Street. He was walking north across East 12th Street when struck by an eastbound vehicle Monday night near 9 p.m. Police believe Mr. Moffet was then knocked into the westbound lanes where he may have been struck by another vehicle.
Mr. Moffet’s injuries, while severe, are not life threatening, according to police. Initial reports indicate that Mr. Moffet suffered a fractured leg and perhaps facial fractures although later reports have not been as specific.
A woman came forward today and gave a statement to investigators in which she claims to have been the driver of the first vehicle to have struck Mr. Moffet. Police have not identified this woman but have released her version of the accident. According to police, the woman claims that she had the green light at the intersection; that Mr. Moffet was wearing dark clothing and running across the street; and that she stopped to check on Mr. Moffet but left after an ambulance crew arrived.
Police have not closed the investigation of this Erie car accident. They continue to seek information and witnesses who can help them to complete their analysis of the case. Anyone with information is asked to call Erie police Sgt. Jeff Annunziata at 814-870-1419.
The Erie injury lawyers at Purchase, George & Murphey, P.C. wish Mr. Moffet a speedy recovery.
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